In less than 5 minutes, leave a legacy that reflects your life.

In less than 5 minutes, leave a legacy that reflects your life.

In less than 5 minutes, leave a legacy that reflects your life. Think of how important your parish is to you. How can you ensure that it will be there for future generations? You can change the beneficiary designation on your retirement account to include your parish. It’s simple and fast.   Three easy steps: Call your IRA custodian or […]

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Maximize the Blessings From a High-Income Year

Maximize the Blessings From a High-Income Year

If you find yourself having a high-income year — because you received a large bonus or equity compensation or realized gains from a long-term investment — you may be looking to reduce your tax liability.

Before meeting with your financial advisor to make a plan, we invite you to prayerfully consider how you’re called to share your blessings. This might be an opportunity to offer compassion to your neighbor and to love as St. John the Beloved instructed: in deed and truth (1 John 3:18).

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Letter from the President: Love In Deed and Truth

Letter from the President: Love In Deed and Truth

As president of the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota (CCF), I have the honor each day of witnessing love in action. I see it in the little ways the CCF staff goes the extra mile to compassionately serve our donors, partners, and grantees. And I see it each week as we gather to pray for our community — both as a collective and for individuals by name.

And I see love in action in the diverse ways our donors, partners, and grantees serve others. With an enormous spirit of generosity and a deep desire to extend their Catholic values, they positively impact our community every day.

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5 Ways to Support Your Parish Endowment

5 Ways to Support Your Parish Endowment

Each week — or month or year — you give generously to your parish to fuel its vital mission and ministries. By directing a gift to your parish endowment, you can provide consistent and reliable financial support to these ministries forever.

Your parish’s permanent endowment is invested, grows, and yields annual grants to fund its ministries — in perpetuity. Here are five ways you can support your parish endowment…

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Announcement

Announcement

We are delighted to welcome two new staff members to CCF. Liz Boo Neuberger is our director of strategic communications and Jeanne Schaaf is director of institutional stewardship and engagement. As director of strategic communications, Liz will build awareness, inspire generosity, and grow impact, driving our mission to support financially the spiritual, educational, and social needs of our community. For […]

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Letter From the President: Each Part Does Its Work

Letter From the President: Each Part Does Its Work

Dear Friends,

Spring in Minnesota is always an exciting time. As we celebrate Christ’s resurrection and victory over death, green grass and daffodils poke through hardened ground. Signs of hope and revitalization surround us.

And just as all parts of our ecosystem play a key role in spring renewal, so too does each member of Christ’s body play a key role in parish revitalization. St. Paul writes to the Ephesians, “From Christ the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work” (EPH 4:16).

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4 Easy Ways to Leave a Charitable Legacy

4 Easy Ways to Leave a Charitable Legacy

You strive to live a good life on earth, with the assurance of eternal life after we pass. You’d like to be remembered for how you lived — with kindness, compassion, and wisdom. One way to have your legacy reflect your life is through a charitable legacy gift. Here are four easy ways to create your charitable legacy.

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Letter From the President: Only Together

Letter From the President: Only Together

Dear Friends,

None of us will forget 2020 anytime soon. The pandemic, together with the social unrest in the wake of George Floyd’s unjust death, have taken a heavy toll. At the same time, I’m very proud of how our Catholic community has responded. In the midst of dual crises, in a time of fear and uncertainty, we have come together to help our neighbors and support Catholic organizations.

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2020 Assets and Grantmaking Snapshot

2020 Assets and Grantmaking Snapshot

Fiscal year 2020 was yet another year of growth for the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota (CCF). We opened 68 new funds, growing our assets under management to $387 million — a growth of $21 million.

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